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Fredrik
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Username: Fredrik

Post Number: 2035
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 08:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know I posted a pic of this in another thread but here is an even juicer pic for last nights dinner table, I couldn't stop myself from getting the camera :-) The pic isn't the best as it's taken with flash in dim light.



The foam on this beer is really good. It can definitely be eaten with a spoon I wanted too. It does have chill haze though, which is IMO the only real flaw in the beer, but with that foam I think some haze is acceptable :-)

/Fredrik
 

Bill Tobler
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Username: Billt

Post Number: 336
Registered: 08-2001
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice looking Beer Fredrik. Tell us about it a little. I'll start...

It's dark with a nice tan foam head...
Bill Tobler
Brewing Great Beer in South Texas
 

Jim O'Conner
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Username: Roguejim

Post Number: 466
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a Belgian, Fredrik? What are your foam secrets?
Jim
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 2228
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim...stop now
Bellybuster Bob
www.bellybuster.netfirms.com
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 522
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Foammeister.
 

Fredrik
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Username: Fredrik

Post Number: 2037
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Bill. I don't know what style it is, I just call it "special", it was kind of a kitchen sink brew designed in a hurry that turned out better than I hoped for.

It has a pretty balanced clean bitterness. It gives a *flavour* sensation of liquorice flavour and some caramel and whiskey, probably due to the mix of the bitterness, smoked malt and crystal. The *aroma* has some whiskey and caramel notes. No funk, just farily "fine" whiskey notes. It has good body and mouthfeel. If I should desire something more in the total balance of this beer, some buttery and or maybe phenolic notes could improve it I think.

0.3 kg wheatmalt / weyermann
0.3 kg flour from dehusked barley
(preboiled 20 mins to complete gelatinization)

2.0 kg wienermalt / weyermann
0.6 kg caramunic I / weyermann
0.45 kg smoked malt / weyermann
0.1 kg carafa I / weyermann
(mashed in thick with cold water, 90 mins @ average 144F, 15 mins @ 158 F)

1.0 kg muntons extra light DME

Northern brewer 38 g / 30 mins
Northern brewer 5 g / 5 mins

OG 1.050
FG 1.015 / RE 5.5P
IBU 24

Safeale S-04 @ 20C ambient, starttemp 19C
Was more or less done after 3 days, however not racked for clearing until day 5.

Yeast was rehydrated, slighlty activated and aerated in 400ml wort 6 hours prior to pitching.

/Fredrik